In a desire to leverage the Communication Leadership alumni network and to expand skill-training sessions that would complement academic coursework, the Comm Lead Alumni Fellows program was established in 2012. The program focuses the talent in the Comm Lead alumni community by linking them as resources to current Comm Lead students, encouraging them to promote events that attract the wider alumni body, and supporting faculty. Fellows have the opportunity to expand the work they have done in the program, further develop collaborations with faculty and staff, and mentor incoming Comm Lead students. Comm Lead students are encouraged to attend workshops hosted by Fellows and to reach out to the Fellows for support and guidance. Fellows are selected each spring for the following school year.